Fernando Colunga and Ana Brenda Contreras are set to star in new historical drama for Telemundo, The Count: Love and Honor
. The show will mark their debut with Telemundo after working for Televisa.
Both actors have not been absent from the Telenovela scene for a while with Fernando Colungaâ€™s last appearance being Passion and Power
in 2015. He was supposed to star in Telemundoâ€™s historical series, Malverde but pulled out. Meanwhile, Ana Brenda Contreras last appearance in Laws of Love
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The Count: Love and Honor is inspired by a classic novel by Alejandro Dumas. The story is set in the 1930s with an intense love story between Alejandro GaitÃ¡n (Colunga), a humble young peasant, and Mariana (Contreras) a beautiful and restless young lady. But Josefina de Zambrano (Chantal Andere), Mariana's stepmother, and Gerardo Villarreal (Sergio Sendel), will set out to turn this love story into misery.
"I am very happy and grateful to be part of this great quality production and to star in this classic alongside Fernando Colunga together with a cast First class. For me it is a privilege to share the set with fellow actors who are eminences in the melodrama genre. I am sure that the public will enjoy this fascinating story ... and will witness the evolution of women and the glamor of that era through the costumes and hairstyles
â€, said Ana Brenda Contreras about the new project.
The show has already begun production and is set to air in 2023. Among other actors joining the project include Marjorie de Sousa, VÃctor GonzÃ¡lez, Helena Rojo, Jessica Coch, Javier DÃaz DueÃ±as and Manuel Navarro.